City invites residents to Fredrec Fest

Fun activities and a chance to connect with a variety of recreation/leisure groups in time for fall are just some of things you can expect at Fredrec Fest, a recreational jamboree, on August 24 from 1pm to 4pm at Officers’ Square and the Carleton Street Gateway in downtown Fredericton.

In its second year, Fredrec Fest is an interactive event where residents will learn about recreational programming for all ages and ability levels. There is no charge to attend the event. 

“We’re delighted to host Fredrec Fest for the second year in a row,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien. “Our city is full of opportunities to stay active. I encourage everyone to come and learn more at Officers’ Square on Saturday, August 24.”

Over 45 different sports and leisure organizations from around the city will showcase a variety of demonstrations in sport, team pursuits and more at event. Groups representing dance, quilting, hockey, fly tying, gymnastics, diving, judo, rugby and scouts are only some of the organizations in attendance.

Open to people of all ages, guests to Fredrec Fest are invited to take part in many activities, including a featured childrens’ bike rodeo with the Family Resource Centre. Participants are asked to bring their own bicycles and helmets.

For more information visit www.fredericton.ca/recreation or call Service Fredericton at 506-460-2020.